Infantile hepatic hemangioendothelioma treated by radiotherapy

F. Corbella, M. Arico', A. F. Podesta', A. Villa, G. Beluffi, E. Bianchi

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Abstract

Infantile hepatic hemangioendothelioma is a rare tumor of infancy, sometimes associated with cutaneous hemangiomatosis. It is clinically evident within the first six months after birth and can be life threatening because of heart failure, intraperitoneal hemorrhage or thrombocytopenia. In less severe forms spontaneous regression has been described. Current treatment may be surgical ligation of the hepatic artery, or pharmacological therapy with corticosteroids or radiotherapy. A 4-month infant is described, admitted with acute heart failure and huge hepatomegaly. Since a surgical approach was not possible and corticosteroid therapy failed to achieve the expected effect, radiotherapy was given with excellent results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1983

Keywords

  • Infantile hemangioendothelioma
  • Liver
  • Radiotherapy treatment planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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